Madam CJ Walker was also like a business woman. She gave lectures on black issues at conventions sponsored by powerful black institutions. She also had a college where students were trained to do hair. She donated large amounts of money to the NAACP campaign and later in her life revised she will support black schools, organizations, individuals, orphanages, retirement homes and YWCAs. “I got to start by giving myself a start.” Madam CJ always took upon herself to make something she does count.
At the age of 11 she was enrolled at the Montgomery Industrial School for girls once graduated, she went on to Alabama State Teacher's College High School. She, however, was unable to graduate with her class, because of the illness of her grandmother Rose Edwards and later her death. After this Rosa once again tries to return to Alabama State Teacher's College, which she did but then her mother also became ill, she then had to care for her mother and also their home. What made Rosa’s life special and also famous was her courageous act of activism. On December 1st, 1955, Rosa was asked to give her seat to a white man, she was extremely tired but she also knew that she had paid the bus fair just like everyone else and felt that she had the right to remain seated therefore, refused to grant her seat to the white man, reason why she then was arrested.
Through a combination of low-key marketing, consumer education and social activism, The Body Shop rewrote the rulebook for the $16 billion global cosmetics business and made Roddick one of the richest women in England. Customers wanted to sell the products, and in 1984 the company went public and spread
She realized she could do anything she wanted and she wanted me (Meg) to recognize that I could do the same.” Meg Whitman became an Oprah-Like figure. Fortune Magazine twice named her (in 2004 and 2005) the most powerful women in the American Business. She was also featured in Forbes Magazine in its 2007 list of best Bosses for delivering “Superior returns to shareholders while not gorging on outrageous pay packages.” In 2009, Meg Whitman began her political career and ran for Governor of California. As a role model she hasn’t forgotten where she came from, how she got to where she is now and always looked back to see if she could help those who came from that same place. I admire her work and accomplishments because it’s rare to see a woman in America that has gone that far as she did, in which America, the majority of
Her parents were both slaves, but her grandmother had been emancipated and owned her own home, earning a living as a baker. When Jacobs was six years old, her mother died, and she was sent to the home of her mother's mistress, Margaret Horniblow. Horniblow taught the young Jacobs to read, spell, and sew; she died when Jacobs was eleven or twelve and willed Jacobs to Mary Matilda Norcom, Horniblow's threeyear-old niece. While living in the Norcom household, Jacobs suffered the sexual harassment of Dr. James
Frederick was born on the eastern shore of Maryland. His mother was a slave, and his father is supposedly his white slave master. He was mainly raised by his grandmother. His mother died when he was just seven years old, and his aunt was severely beaten in front of him and that moment was burned into his brain and that image lasted in his memory for the rest of his life, shortly after he was sent to live with his master’s brother. Douglas was encouraged to read first by his master’s wife, but her husband felt differently, and said these words “learning would spoil the best nigger in the world” (140).
In “No Name Woman” Maxine Hong Kingston learns from her mother that she once had an aunt who became pregnant, but killed herself and the baby in the family’s well. The aunt’s husband was gone for years-- like most of the men in the village, he was trying his luck elsewhere because the village crops were suffering from drought—and the baby was illegitimate. On the night the baby was born, the villagers raided the house. It was nearly destroyed. The family cursed the aunt; she became a “ghost” as if she was never born.
Arlene Dickinson ------------------------------------------------- How Arlene Dickinson became an inspiration to young women in the corporate world. Table of Contents Introduction 3 Women as Leaders 4 Communication 5 Passion 6 Conclusion 7 Bibliography 8 Introduction Arlene Dickinson is a powerful role model to all women especially to inspiring businesswomen. She sets her standards high and does not believe in settling for less, she is an over achiever. There is no obstacle to big to overcome; one must stay determined and focused on the goals they set for themselves. She believes that one should be valued by their own worth not by their perceived views.
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970) Write a brief a biographical sketch of your author: ( at least 250-500 words in paragraph format) ( do not cut and paste from a source... this should be in your own words) Alice Walker was born in rural Georgia in 1944 and was the youngest of eight children. I chose to write about Alice Walker because she is such an inspiration and her writings catch my eye. At the very young age of eight, she lost her right eye due to an accidental shooting by her brother. She became blind in this eye and immediately felt like an outcast. She was stared at and taunted because of her eye and because of that she started writing.